Map accompanying entry on Edessa. Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson, “Edessa” in The Syriac Gazetteer, eds. Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson, entry published March 31, 2014, Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal, ed. David A. Michelson
The Syriac Gazetteer is a geographical reference work of Syriaca.org for places relevant to Syriac studies. “Places relevant to Syriac Studies” include places named in Syriac texts, places interesting to historians who work on Syriac texts, and places where scholarship on Syriac is being produced. There are no temporal or spatial boundaries for the geographic database, which collects places relevant to any period of history useful for Syriac studies, from places mentioned in the Peshitta version of Genesis to places founded recently, and from ancient Edessa to Mongol-era outposts in China and diaspora communities in the United States of America.